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Wegging Out … Again

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It isn’t my fault. It is Mother Nature’s. Claire holds a Friday facebook contest. We won this week. A new de-icer for the birdbath. I had to go pick it up.

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They are right around the corner from Wegmans. I had planned to go to Roots today, but decided to hit Wegmans with my coupons after picking up my de-icer. And, some seed. And, another squirrel deterrent. A new witches hat, like this one. They are the best for keeping squirrels out of the good seed.

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When I got to Wegmans, I wandered around looking for new items for my sixty at sixty challenge. I got plantains. I may be making mofongo this week. Hey, why not?

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Auditioning the Reds

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The red wines. For a cellar tasting. We have to find something in our cellar at least ten years old. We looked at a very good Bordeaux from 2001. A Cos D’Estournel.

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Not impressed. I don’t know why it doesn’t show well. It is a second growth Bordeaux. Bought as a future from MacArthur. It was thin, acidic, tannic and did not show any good undertones. It wasn’t bad, just disappointing.

I may have to bring a 2001 Linden. At least the Virginia wines can last for 12 years. Or more. Like our 1997 and our 1991. Or even the simple 2002 cabernet franc.

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Pity the Bordeaux faded way too early. Anyone want a few bottles at a good price?